BARGAINS: Woolgoolga Uniting Church will host its annual August-A-Fair next Saturday.
BARGAINS: Woolgoolga Uniting Church will host its annual August-A-Fair next Saturday. Trevor Veale

Treasures galore at church fete

WOOLGOOLGA Uniting Church will hold its annual August-A-Fair fundraising fete on Saturday.

The community fete will feature stalls selling everything from trash to treasure, as well as cakes, pickles and jams, arts and crafts, books, plants and produce.

Last year the event, in conjunction with the money earned from the church's solar panels, generated more than $4000 for charity.

The funds were donated to Sandy Beach Rural Fire Service, Lifeline North Coast, Coffs Coast Schools Ministry and local leukaemia battler Saige Edwards.

Fete committee member Gwyn Austin said the charities to benefit from this year's event are yet to be determined.

"What we usually do is wait until we've had the fete and see how much money we've got, then we put it to a congregational meeting and see what ideas come up and vote on where the money goes," she said.

While the final list of beneficiaries is still to be determined, $1000 has already been donated to participants currently attending the Special Olympics World Games.

Meanwhile Mrs Austin said there was still time for people looking to donate any unwanted items which could help the cause.

"We're looking for anyone who has any trash and treasure that they want to contribute for sale," she said.

"We've had really great support from the community for years now."

If you're in the market for some bargain knick-knacks, head along to August-A-Fair next weekend.

The fete will be held Saturday in the grounds of the Uniting Church in Trafalgar St, Woolgoolga. Trading is scheduled to start at 8am.



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